August 06 – May 25
7:30 am – 4:00 pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Closed Sat, Sun
Primary Care: well & sick visits, immunizations, sports physicals, acute and diagnostic services
Behavioral Health: counseling and support services for stress and anger management, dealing with anxiety, bullying substance abuse, grief counseling and communication.
Michelle Babin, NP
Kerry Nesbit, LPC
Hillary Simmons, MA
Is your child having anxiety over taking the LEAP Test? If so, reach out to our therapist for help! Sports physicals are also under way at the Wellness Center. Schedule your child’s appointment today!
The J.B. Martin/R.J. Vial Wellness Center opened in 2015 in Paradis, Louisiana. The wellness center is located on campus and services the students and staff of J.B. Martin Middle and R.J. Vial Elementary School. Students are escorted to the wellness center from their classrooms by either the school nurse or our Medical Assistant Hillary Simmons. To be seen at the clinic, parents must complete a consent and enrollment and submit it to the wellness center. Consent and enrollment forms are sent home with the students at the start of the school year; however, parents may sign their child up at any time during the year. Copies of these forms may be found on the right side of this webpage. Please remember that children who do not have consent forms on file cannot be seen by the clinic. Telemedicine services are also being offered this school year to assist students taking advantage of virtual learning from home.
Nurse Practitioner Michelle Babin provides primary care services for children including well checks, immunizations, sports physicals, acute and diagnostic services. Mrs. Babin is assisted by Hillary Simmons who also serves as our front desk administrator. Licensed Professional Counselor Kerry Nesbit offers counseling and support services to students including: stress and anger management, dealing with anxiety, bullying, substance abuse, grief counseling and communication.
Co-pays are waived for all students and faculty/staff enrolled at our wellness center. Commercial insurances including Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Students who are uninsured can also receive care with a consent and enrollment form on file with the wellness center. Any medications prescribed for your child may be filled through our Access Health Louisiana Pharmacy and delivered to your home next day for free.
Students needing emergency care after school hours, please call 9-1-1. You can also visit our nearby St. Charles Community Health Center located at 843 Milling Avenue in Luling Monday-Thursdays until 4:30 and on Saturday from 8am-noon.
Access Health Louisiana operates 19 school based health centers in eight parishes. To learn more about our successful program, click here.
Note: Requests can be made during the school year. If school is not in session, please contact another nearby AHL community health center for assistance.